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How do I stop using "thumbs.db" in Windows 7?

Posted on 2009-07-14
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I know how to disable them in previous os's, in the folder options. But in Windows 7, the option to stop caching thumbnails isn't there. Does anyway know a possible registry hack to turn them off?

The reason I want them gone is because many times I want to delete a directory and I can't because the darn thumbs.db file is in use. I have to close the window and reopen it and delete it a second time.
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There is no option in the folder options to disable cached thumbnails in Windows 7
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How to Enable or Disable the Thumbnail Cache in Windows
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/10794-thumbnail-cache-enable-disable.html
Believe I had this bookmarked for mine.....
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I bookmarked it as well. Thanks for your help!
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